The California Native Plant Society is restoring nature one garden at a time by supporting and encouraging the use of California native plants throughout our public and private landscapes. Planting California natives can help save water, reduce maintenance and pesticide use, and invite beneficial pollinators. Restore a sense of place in your community, provide important habitat for our wildlife, and help us preserve our very special ecosystem.
Use these landscape design principles to turn your space into a sustainable habitat.
From the Blog
On the way to Yosemite, this native habitat garden sees a lot of wildlife! See how certain flowers, grasses, trees, and a pond can bring your garden to life.
Vince enjoys growing hundreds of native plant species, most from seed. Take inspiration from his garden filled with diverse, uncommon native plants, and a gazebo!
David Freeman is creating a Coastal Sage Scrub meadow on his property. Learn about the California native plants in his garden, and his wildlife visitors.